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Vanessa Freije receives prestigious grant for new book on information sovereignty in Mexico

April 14, 2022

Vanessa Freije

Jackson School Assistant Professor of International Studies Vanessa Freije has been selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for her new book project, “Technology, Violence, and the Struggle for Information Sovereignty in Mexico,” on contests over information production.

Read the official announcement here that was released April 13, 2022. The grant supports full-time work by a scholar on a humanities project for a period of two months.

Freije has appeared in media as a commentator on Mexico’s elections and has published articles and a book on information politics in Latin America. Her research has won awards such as from the American Historical Association, Latin American Studies Association, the American Journalism Historians Association, and the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Duke University.